One of the hottest topics of interest is the diet secrets of celebrities. Many celebrities are held forth to be the epitome of physical perfection, so people want to know how the celebrity obtains and maintains that perfection.
While some have a personal staff that includes nutritionists, personal trainers, and plastic surgeons (as well as airbrush artists to tweak unflattering photos before public viewing) , many others resort to fad diets that may range from silly to dangerously unhealthy.
Many fad diets are publicly endorsed by celebrities. One of the most recent diet fads is the acai berry. This diet was endorsed by Dr. Oz and Oprah Winfrey on her show, citing Oprah’s weight loss experience and the antioxidants health benefits of the acai berry.
Beyonce’s diet of choice is the Master Cleanse, which features homemade lemonade, water, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper. For ten days, the diet forbids solid foods.
Demi Moore, on the other hand, prefers the raw food diet. While raw vegetables may seem healthy, the diet also includes raw meat, and has been linked to eye infections, kidney problems, nausea, and liver problems.
Another recent arrival on the Hollywood fad diet scene is the baby food diet, endorsed by Reese Witherspoon. At only 600 calories a day, it’s impossible to get adequate nutrition.
The fish diet, which allows salmon three times a day, is said to address the “fact” that health and weight problems are due to “inflammation”. Kim Cattrall is one celebrity who endorses this diet.
Sarah Michelle Gellar is a big fan of the cabbage soup diet. On this diet you can eat as much cabbage soup as you want. There is a dramaticweight loss over seven days, but it’s water weight that comes right back as soon as you start eating again.
An old standby is the grapefruit diet. Kylie Minogue follows the regiment that precedes every meal with half a grapefruit. The diet also restricts calorie intake to 800 per day.
Gwyneth Paltrow has followed a juice diet. This detox plan lasts three weeks and prescribes two juice meals per day (breakfast and supper), with a solid lunch between.
One of the more colorful regimens is Mariah Carey’s purple food diet. Three days a week, she limits herself to purple foods, such as grapes and plums.
One TV show of the 80s featured a colorful character who described his junk food diet:
“I eat all the junk food I can. Eventually I hope to build up an immunity.”